Jul 10, 2023

Bingara 10/7/23

Bingara (Aboriginal for 'creek) is a small town on the Gwydir River in Murchison County in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. It is currently the administrative centre for the Gwydir Shire that was created in 2003. The Gwydir River being a main highlight of the town is a main catchment of the Murray-Darling System.

The Shire allows camping along the Gwydir River. Many years ago my mother moved here with her husband from Victoria and to be honest, back then we didn’t see the attraction. We visited twice whilst she was alive but we have been back many times since. 

It surprised me to see her old home on the sales market, Is that a sign ? 🥴🤔

We usually camp around the 10 klm mark up river but this time we stayed closer to town. There were a few other campers scattered around, some with caravans, some camper trailers and even a couple of motor homes. 

We had a lovely spot right near the river and there we stayed for 3 nights. We had a camp fire each night, and each morning and evening enjoyed the birds calling. We spoke with a young lad at the IGA who mentioned he fishes the river and we were surprised when we saw him walk up to our camp, we had a chat and he then proceeded to catch a Murray Cod directly in front of us.  

After 3 nights we left Bingara and drove towards Texas QLD, the roads are very bumpy and patched and even at 80k we felt every bump. We stopped at Yetman for morning tea where Vickie whipped up some delicious pikelets whilst I made the coffee. 

We have stayed at Texas previously and the camp area hasn’t changed, we walked into town the long way and coming home we came back on the main road but it did involve clambering through some barbed wire fences after thinking we were on a short cut, we’re not the most flexible so it was a bit of a struggle. 🥴😂 

Tomorrow it’s on towards Leyburn and possibly Woodford where we will stay a few days and catch up on the washing and maybe get to give the rig a wash.

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